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Old 2010-09-01, 11:54 AM
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Icon4 New VLC sucks!?

I always liked and preferenced VLC over other (video) media players, but lately I noticed that the new(er) version of VLC started to have more and more problems, like crashes, showing footage in a wrong aspect ratio etc. Since I downgraded VLC to version 1.0.0 I have not had these issues any more. Anybody else experiencing problems with the newer versions of VLC?
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Old 2010-09-01, 01:27 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

Never liked the program.
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Old 2010-09-01, 02:28 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

Yes, I did notice the wrong aspect ratio stuff going on. Thought it was the videos I was watching. I had to force it to play wide or 4x3 depending what it was - whatever the default setting is used to seem to work at decyphering the right one just fine...
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Old 2010-09-01, 02:54 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

I lack an alternative so I use it a bit still.
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Old 2010-09-01, 03:14 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

Media Player Classic
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Old 2010-09-01, 03:29 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

Mac user
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Old 2010-09-01, 04:01 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

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Never liked the program.
that wasn't really my question, but thanks for the input.

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Media Player Classic is a good alternative
I'm using that at the moment, I only use VLC for taking snaps

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Rob, how about apple's own QuickTime?
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Old 2010-09-01, 04:16 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

VLC has always sucked.
MediaPlayerClassic beats the shit out of it.
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Old 2010-09-01, 04:31 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

Apple's crashtime sucks as well
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Old 2010-09-01, 05:08 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

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VLC has always sucked.
MediaPlayerClassic beats the shit out of it.
James, you do know that you (TTD) recommend it as dvd-video player for windows at the faq section?
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Old 2010-09-01, 05:46 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

Movist or MPlayer OSX Extended are decent enough Mac alternatives, particularly the former but VLC is fine in my book.
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Old 2010-09-01, 08:20 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

I had always thought it was great. But, this summer I had a couple of problems with it. I do still have the Mac DVD Player around for a backup (which is OK most of the time).
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Old 2010-09-02, 07:41 AM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

media player classic with klite codec pack <--- plays almost any codec/file every made. plays hd, blue-ray, even those shitty apple mov files etc... just gotta have the codec
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Old 2010-09-02, 07:15 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

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Apple's crashtime sucks as well
Can't say I've ever had Quicktime crash on me before, but I do use VLC for most non native stuff.
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Old 2010-09-03, 02:07 AM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

vlc sucks. i have had nothing but problems with every version. i get better results using nero showtime.
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